Ann MacLean, MA, LMHC, EMDR

Make the first step towards a better you.

There are many different reasons that we come to therapy, but a common thread is that we come to therapy looking for help with something we haven’t been able to shift on our own. It may be a new development or something very old, we may not even know what it is. We’ve reached a point where we are ready to change but don’t know how. I really enjoy helping people explore how to move through life’s challenges into a life worth living, how to turn our challenges into strengths, and how to find some peace and ease and enjoyment in our life.

I have a Master’s Degree from Antioch University Seattle where I studied Mental Health Counseling and Embodied Creative Arts Therapy. I have a prior 2-year degree and certification in chemical dependency and addiction counseling. I am trained and certified at EMDR and specialize in treating trauma. I also have a wide scope of life experience prior to my training in counseling that informs my therapy practice.

I am a trauma and addiction specialist but I work with people in many situations.

I use:

  • Empathic listening/Human connection
  • Psychoeducation
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Somatic interventions
  • Narrative therapy
  • Visualization and healing imagery
  • Buddhist psychology
  • Neuroscience informed interventions
  • Creative arts techniques
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Exploration of values and beliefs
  • Trauma therapies
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – EMDR

To address:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Negative self image
  • Trauma, grief and loss
  • Behavioral, emotional, and chemical addictions
  • Attachment injuries suffered as a child
  • Trauma and resistance trapped in the body